13 days in Africa Itinerary

13 days in Africa Itinerary

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13 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  22 h
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, stroll through Boulders Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

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If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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night
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ay, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Cape Town to Luxor in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Cape Town in October, plan for much hotter days in Luxor, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
On the 31st (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Al-Azhar Park and then take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, with highs in Cairo at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

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nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Marrakech road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Marrakech takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marrakech, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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